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Old 09-02-2016, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Upper Kirby, Houston, TX
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well, apparently the numbers noted in the article are based off actual statistics and not us houstonians going "nah, no way."



everything crimey in the paper the last year is Northwest Houston, four corners, and sunnyside area. i agree with sunnyside

i bring my uppercrust ethnically white self down to acres home and 5th ward from time to time for work. i come across very helpful drug addicts and old folks more often than anyone i would consider being afraid of
"Northwest Houston" aka everything west of I-45 and norhh of I-10. I've see Spring Branch, Acres Homes, Spring, Cypress, Champions & Tomball all called by that name, so yea, compared with other areas where normal naming conventions are used in the metro, that quadrant that takes up 1/4th of the city an even higher % of the total population is really unsafe..
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:44 AM
 
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"Northwest Houston" aka everything west of I-45 and norhh of I-10. I've see Spring Branch, Acres Homes, Spring, Cypress, Champions & Tomball all called by that name, so yea, compared with other areas where normal naming conventions are used in the metro, that quadrant that takes up 1/4th of the city an even higher % of the total population is really unsafe..
No, no no. Weren't you born here? This area is referred to as NW Harris County....and roughly from Champions to Katy is considered Far NW Harris County. This was made very clear to me when we moved here over 30 years ago. The news used to be very good at differentiating crime between NW Houston and NW Harris County. Now? Not so much.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Top 2 worst areas in Houston

Sunnyside area right around Cullen Reed Bellfort & Scott

#1 worst area is Acres Homes aka "the 44" (in reference to METRO bus route 44), on the northwest side of Houston right around W Tidwell W Montgomery W Gulf Bank, and Antoine, filled with nuthin but drugs, rape, robberies, ex-felons, black-on-black crime, and homicides, I grew up on the SW side near Fondren, and this area is on a different level of rough than what I'm used to, if you have to come to this area, If you don't agree with someone here, don't argue back or say anything, keep it to yourself. I don't recommend coming here by yourself unless you are armed, otherwise I would bring someone that can really fight, or just stay away from here.

Source: Native Houstonian 20+ years
Can't speak on Sunnyside since I rarely been to that part of town but I've been in Acres Home in the area you speak of plenty of times. I definitely wouldn't consider it the worst area of Houston. Nice way to paint that part of town as a warzone though. It has those qualities but not the way you paint it.
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